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Five minutes with the author of featured case study in #BuyitbestNCD book

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A call for case studies was circulated in September 2018 for real life examples of Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys in low- and middle-income countries. 58 case studies from 30 countries were submitted and one of the chosen feature case studies was authored by Pempa from Health Technology Assessment Program, Bhutan. We were […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 8: Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

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We grabbed 5 minutes with Peter Smith[1], co-author of Chapter 8 titled Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases to find out what this chapter entails.               Q: Why is cross-sectoral action important for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and what are the key challenges? PS: The importance for NCDs of ‘social determinants’, such as education and […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 6, Assessing the Transferability of Economic Evaluations: A Decision Framework

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We sat down with the David Kim (DK), Rachel Bacon (RB) and Peter Neumann (PN)[1] who are the authors of Chapter 6 titled Assessing the Transferability of Economic Evaluations: A Decision Framework, to get a sneak peak into Chapter 6.   Q : Thank you for joining us today, can you first tell us why […]

Expert in estimating quality of life values, student in using them in economic evaluations: My experience participating in an HTA workshop at JIPMER, India

By Fredrick Dermawan Purba
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My first trip to India was to participate in a workshop on health technology assessment (HTA) organized by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) in Puducherry, India on 3-5 October 2019. This workshop was an opportunity that I’ve been excited about for […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 4: Best Buys

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We had a quick catch up with Tazeem Bhatia[1] from Global Public health and Ryota Nakamura[2] from Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, co-authors of Chapter 4 titled Best Buys to get a better understanding of what this chapter entails. Let’s learn more below!   Q : Can you please tell us in one sentence what […]

Five minute series: Interview with Sumithra Krishnamurthy and Jesse B. Bump, the authors of Chapter 2

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We got a chance to interview Sumithra Krishnamurthy and Jesse B. Bump from Harvard University, authors of Chapter 2 on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), NCD Program Managers, and the Politics of Progress, to find out a bit more about their chapter. Read on to hear more!   Q : Can you please tell us in one sentence […]

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